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BYU center James Empey prepares to snap the ball to quarterback Zach Wilson during warmups in Provo on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (Jeff Allred, Deseret News)
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BYU Football Fall Camp Countdown: Offensive Line Preview

BYU center James Empey prepares to snap the ball to quarterback Zach Wilson during warmups in Provo on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (Jeff Allred, Deseret News)

PROVO, Utah – The countdown to BYU football fall camp rolls on with the Cougar Tracks podcast.

Every day on the podcast a different position is sized up as the Cougars prepare for the 2019 football season.

The next position preview we’re looking at is the offensive line.  This has been an area where Kalani Sitake has put a lot of focus and resources since he became the head coach in 2016.

Could this offensive line be the best group since the Cougars became a football independent? It’s possible because they return two heralded Freshmen All-American in James Empey and Brady Christensen, both of which are on pre-season watch lists.


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Show notes for this episode of the Cougar Tracks Podcast.

(15:38):  Interview with KSL-TV and BYU-TV’s Dave McCann discussing Zach Wilson, Kalani Sitake’s contract status, and projections for the 2019 BYU football season.

(29:42):  Countdown to BYU Football Fall Camp:  Offensive Line Preview

(32:59):  Projected starters along the offensive line for the 2019 season.  Brady Christensen and James Empey headline the group.

(37:54):  Right Tackle debate was settled in spring football, Harris LaChance will be your starter to replace Austin Hoyt.

(39:22):  Second-string offensive linemen.  Thomas Shoaf is one of the most experienced players along the offensive line and he’s in the second unit.

(43:15):  Others in the offensive line: JT Gentry, Addison Pulsipher, Ethan Atagi, Jacob Smith, Brevan Ward, and Brayden Keim.

(44:54):  Newcomer to watch: Blake Freeland

Listen to the entire episode and preview of the offensive line position on the Cougar Tracks podcast below.

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Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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